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Top 10 posts from last week

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Here were the most popular stories on Inman this past week:


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Courtesy of Dave Gooden and Cameron Henkel

10. These two Midwestern tech entrepreneurs built a brokerage around online leads — here’s how.


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Thorsten Schmitt / Shutterstock.com

9. If what you think of as customer service could also be construed as harassment, maybe you need to rethink it.


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8. What’s with the heavy shade being cast about Upstream? Sam DeBord breaks it down.

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7. Matterport just leveled-up 3-D tours with a virtual reality boost.


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6. A new tool helps brokerages coordinate listings in-house, giving their own agents’ buyers first crack at listings and double-ending more deals.


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5. High-tech home flipper Opendoor is attempting to mend bridges with agents, but not all of them are convinced.


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4. A list of 5 areas where some brokers are cutting corners to help meet modern demands.


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3. Facebook just took home listings (and all other kinds of things for sale) to a different level with Marketplace.


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2. Watch Zillow Group COO Amy Bohutinsky go over some consumer data findings on stage at Inman Connect San Francisco.


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1. Meet Premier Broker, the latest member of Zillow Group’s product suite.

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